In the area of Jazz & Blues we have again put together an extensive program with many highlights for you. Look forward to concerts and workshops with:
If somebody asked you to think of a German guitarist who plays at the level of the world’s biggest blues-rock stars, you’d certainly think of Henrik Freischlader. The Wuppertal native is considered one of the biggest talents creating blues in the world today, so we’re extremely excited to be welcoming Henrik to this year’s Guitar Summit!
Freischlader is known for brilliantly combining virtuoso guitar playing with his sonorous, raw voice. An autodidact, he was inspired by legendary guitarists such as Gary Moore, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rory Gallagher, which can be seen in the intuitive and playful way he works across every facet of blues, rock, funk and soul. More impressive still is that he understands both how to inspire long-time blues fans and convert young audiences to the genre.
German blues authority Marcus Deml thrilled participants at his Guitar Summit workshop last year, offering sophisticated techniques, a refreshing approach to playing, and enlightening insights into the career and everyday life of a professional musician. As a headliner at the Electric Party, he set the Mozart Hall ablaze with a true fireworks display of blues-rock playing.
Uli Brodersen Quartett
The new band of guitarist Uli Brodersen. Funky jazz guitar meets fat beats underlaid with wide Wurlitzer sounds, that describes the sound of the UBB (Uli Brodersen Band) best. German drummer Ralf Gustke on the drums, bassist Phil Rehm from Rotterdam and jazz pianist Tobias Weindorf from Cologne on the keys.
Guitarist Max Frankl is one of the most versatile and virtuoso jazz guitarists in Europe. Growing up in Weilheim, Bavaria, he won numerous prizes – among them the ECHO-Jazz for best national guitarist in 2012. In 2014 Frankl was awarded the European Music Author Scholarship. Frankl was the first German guitarist ever to be elected to the European Jazz Orchestra in 2009. For his meanwhile 7 albums as a bandleader he received enthusiastic reviews. Not only because of his fine, elegant string playing, but also for his qualities as a songwriter and composer.